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Cober Hill Mix Media Painting Holidays 2024 April, October and November

Mixed media courses (all Monday to Friday)

Dates for 2024 March 25 – 29, 14 -18 October  November  11th – 15th

I look forward to welcoming my students back to Cober Hill

September date has been moved to October, due to family event To book for these popular courses, please contact Cober Hill

Full list and itinerary will be sent nearer the time.

This popular venue provides an excellent painting studio, accommodation and superb food.

Cost £501.80 for residential students, non residents £130 

During the mixed media holidays, evening demonstrations, in different subject and medias

Various daily working exercises and one to one tuition.

I work in watercolours, acrylic, pastel and mixed medias.

Watercolour paper, pastel papers are for sale.  Full details of what to bring, please contact me via email

Full board, includes

En-suite rooms, with tea and coffee facilities

Wonderful views and gardens, set in 6 acres of well-maintained grounds, not far from the sea.

No single supplement.

All meals included

WF FI throughout,

Excellent studio to work in

Tuition and demonstrations 

Early booking is essential, to avoid disappointment.

Please book with Cober Hill, 01723 870310  email

Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, TS13 0AR


Please Arrive Monday afternoon at
Take your art materials to the Art room in The Joseph Rowntree Center.
I will be there to greet you.

Itinerary for Cober Hill Mixed Media Courses will be issued before the course 

Sue Ford Artist Tutor,

3rd April course 2023

Dear students looking forward to seeing you at Cober Hill, near Scarborough for an exciting weeks painting,

Please arrive at 3PM on Monday, bring your equipment to the Joseph Rowntree room, I will be there to greet you.

Here’s example of an outline for the week

New itinerary to be issued

Monday evening Watercolour of turtle

Tuesday exercise boys on beach in watercolour

Tuesday evening acrylic of Cockerel

Wednesday exercise in acrylic of Peaky blinders

Wednesday evening acrylic with Oil pastel of castle

Thursday Collage of flowers

You can mix the above in any media you like, or you can use your own references with my help.

For the water colour exercises – use quarter imperial paper, I use Saunders Waterford or Bockingford, 600 GMS (300lb)

You will require watercolours in either pan of tubes.  I use a warm and cool of each primary

Cadmium Red, Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean blue or Azure Blue, Lemon Yellow and Cadmium Yellow, Additional colours – Yellow Ocher, Cobalt Violet, and Burnt sienna.

Watercolour Brushes, drawing board, kitchen towel, masking fluid and table covering.

Acrylics – similar acrylic colours as the watercolour colours, and a larger tube of System 3 acrylic white. A Canvas or board approx.18 x 20 INS,   Acrylic brushes, old plate for mixing, permanent black felt tip. Apron,

Collage – board, card or canvas 18 x 20 approx. PVA Glue, old brush and embellishments

Acrylic and oil exercise, you will need approx. A3 card, acrylic and oil pastel, Sennelier are the best

The course fee does not include materials; students are responsible for bringing materials,

I will have watercolour paper and pastel papers for students wishing to do pastels.

If you want me to bring an easel or drawing board, please let me know beforehand

I will have handouts for each exercise.

About Event Location

Cober Hill Conference Centre in Cloughton nr Scarborough

A residentail centre providing refletion, recreation and relaxation, an impressive established building with modern extensions and prupose built annexe,

Offers an excellent studio with kitchen for water, coffee and tea

A non profit organisation jointly owned by two of the Joseph Rowntree trustees

They offer 63 en-suite bedrooms, (25 on the ground floor), beautifully tended grounds with tennis court, croquet lawn and children’s play area.

Ample free parking (suitable for minibuses and coaches)

They offer a wide range of painting holidays, dance, keep fit and crafts.


Cober Hill Newlands Road

YO13 OAR Cloughton, Scarborough

United Kingdom